HAVFRUE, the Danish word for mermaid, will connect mainland Northern Europe to the USA.
The system is comprised of a trunk cable connecting New Jersey, USA to the Jutland Peninsula of Denmark with a branch landing in County Mayo, Ireland. Optional branch extensions to Northern and Southern Norway are also included in the design.
Route survey operations for the system have began and system is expected to be ready-for-service (RFS) in Q4 2019.
As supplier for the system, SubCom will incorporate their wavelength selective switching reconfigurable optical add drop multiplexer (WSS-ROADM) for flexible wavelength allocation over the system design life.
The HAVFRUE cable system will be optimized for coherent transmission and will offer a cross-sectional cable capacity of 108Tbps, scalable to higher capacities utilizing future generation SLTE technology